Even the most mundane objects, such as play dough, plastic sticks, and pet birds, become otherworldly and amusing when given the glow-in-the-dark treatment. Today's Groupon applies the fluorescent philosophy to putting with 18 holes of black-light mini golf ($8.50), one game of Ballaster or Balladium ($6), and one glow necklace ($1) at Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf for $7 (up to a $15.50 total value). Your Groupon gets you into either of two locations.
You'll skillfully tap glowing balls through 6,000 square feet of an imaginative and expansive course full of magical mermaids, jungle scenes, and dinosaurs, for 18 holes of phosphor-filled fun. Slide on a pair of 3-D shades ($2, not included with Groupon) to further enhance the experience. Gaming glowworms can prolong the escape from daylight with an included round of Balladium at Atascocita or Ballaster at the Woodlands (both of which are similar to laser tag with air cannons), play a second round of golf, or hit the arcade. A take-home glow necklace ensures you'll stay well lit wherever you go.
Shankz is open every day except Monday with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. View a list of hours here. Get this Groupon for, sun-shunning golfers looking for a dark place to putt, or simply enjoy a fun way to stay active indoors.
Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf
Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf has two locations that encompass 18 holes apiece, with each course set aglow in neon and covered with exotic creatures. As they travel through the indoor facilities, each putter must navigate around wrecked pirate ships, shoot between stubby dinosaur legs, and wrest their clubs from the mouths of tigers in what typically amounts to a 35- to 60-minute round of golf. To accentuate the course's glowing artwork and scenery, golfers can opt to put on a pair of 3-D glasses. Beyond the neon greens, Shankz also features the Balladium and Ballaster game rooms, in which competitors fire Nerf balls from air cannons at targets and at each other to score points and ward off encroaching Nerf army tanks.